Written by Ella Peary

Wayward Literature: Now Seeking Submissions

Wayward Literature is a brand new online magazine publishing poetry, fiction, and flash fiction. “It’s our belief that, much like the definition of ‘wayward,’ literature does not follow one set rule or path,” the editors say. In keeping with this idea, they hope to publish a wide variety writing in all styles, and to push beyond the boundaries of genres and forms.

Wayward Literature is seeking submissions for their first edition. Each edition will be themed, and the theme of this first issue will be “Voice.” Wayward Literature will be published twice each year.

Poets may submit up to two pages of poetry. Authors of short stories may submit up to 2,500 words. Authors of flash fiction may submit up 1,000 words. All submissions should respond to the current theme of “Voice.”

Submitting authors who aren’t published in the magazine will still have an opportunity to be published on the Wayward Literature blog. Authors can also choose not to be published on the blog, even if submitting to the magazine.

Wayward Literature accepts submissions online, not via email or by post. They do not accept previously published work.

Wayward Literature only accepts submissions that follow the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you’d like to learn more or submit to Wayward Literature, please visit their website here.


Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.

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